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Sharing #OurADAStories to Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Thu, 2015-07-23 13:00

Earlier this week, I watched the live-stream of the White House’s celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Live-streaming is a form of access that allows individuals to experience events, even if they are many miles away from D.C.
Listening to the President’s remarks and hearing him recognize the members of Congress, advocates, and young leaders -- I wondered what diverse stories they had to tell about how the ADA impacted their lives.
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PAGE Video Series: KIND's Daniel Lubetzky

Thu, 2015-07-23 11:49

Daniel Lubetzky invests his time into building businesses that “get people to discover each other’s humanity, cement relationships with each other, leverage change, and help us have positive impacts on society.”

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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Offers Expedited Patent Appeals

Thu, 2015-07-23 10:28 The USPTO recently launched a new pilot program that will allow appellants with multiple ex parte appeals pending before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) to expedite review of one appeal in return for withdrawing another appeal. Read More

Update on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative

Thu, 2015-07-23 10:20 A guest blog post by Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality Valencia Martin Wallace explains how the USPTO takes all ideas and suggestions provided in the recent internal Patent Forums seriously, and is making improvements in all aspects of patent quality. Read More

Update on SBA’s 7(a) Loan Program

Thu, 2015-07-23 00:00

Editor’s Note:  The Small Business Administration welcomes last night’s Senate action to raise the 7(a) Program authorization ceiling to $23.5 billion.  We thank the...

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7 Tedious Office Tasks You Can and Should Automate

Thu, 2015-07-23 00:00

Why work harder when you can work smarter instead?
Several office tasks are perfect candidates to automate -- without sacrificing the well being of your business. 
In fact, some of...

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PAGE Video Series: CyPhy Works' Helen Greiner

Wed, 2015-07-22 17:46

Throughout her career, Helen Greiner has been known for her visionary technological contributions that combine engineering and innovation to create new products that change the world we live in. “Engineers these days come in all different forms, genders, races, and you need that to add a diverse background to your products,” she said.

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President Obama Speaks to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention

Wed, 2015-07-22 17:01

Yesterday, President Obama traveled to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to speak at the 116th Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) convention.
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PAGE Video Series: Pinnacle Technical Resources’ Nina Vaca

Wed, 2015-07-22 16:38

Over the past 19 years, Nina’s leadership as the founder and CEO of Pinnacle Technical Resources has propelled the company to become one of the largest IT Services firms in the country. Her own professional success places her in a unique position to provide support to potential entrepreneurs who are integral to the American economy. She thinks that “a lot of people have no idea that entrepreneurs are responsible for 65 percent of the vast new jobs in America in the last two decades.

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What I Learned from Demond:

Wed, 2015-07-22 15:29

This afternoon, Denice W. Ross, a Presidential Innovation Fellow, sent the following message to the White House email list. She introduces readers to Demond Fortenberry, a 14-year-old resident of New Orleans who participated in a local coding event last week, where the City of New Orleans previewed four data sets related to policing.
Keep reading to learn more about the event -- and if you didn't get the email, sign up for email updates here.

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